Movies like Colette

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Colette (2018)
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Colette (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France, Hungary, Netherlands
Duration: 111 min.
Story: French novelist, Colette, overcomes an abusive marriage to emerge as a leading writer in her country and a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Style: inspirational, intellectual, based on true events, captivating, lyrical
Plot: female writer, female protagonist, ghost writer, husband wife relationship, nobel prize, exploitation, novelist, bisexuality, money, infidelity, dancing, fashion, party, food, female nudity, sex scene, train, photographer, insect, book, entrepreneur, restaurant, betrayal, divorce, wine ...
Time: 1900s, 1890s
Place: paris france, france

Most similar movies to Colette

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and captivating films with plots about husband wife relationship, drinking, mother daughter relationship, drink, dancing, sex and father daughter relationship mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Colette: The Duchess (2008), The Favourite (2018), The Wife (2017), The Last of Robin Hood (2013), The Children of the Century (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Duchess (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.
Style: emotional, sexy, dramatic, touching, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love triangle, love affair, infidelity, aristocracy, high society, marriage, mistress, love and romance, adultery, family problems, destiny, lovers ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s, 19th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
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100%
 7.6
 119K
The Favourite (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead. When a new servant Abigail arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
Style: factual, based on true events, emotional, melancholic, cynical ...
Plot: rivalry, aristocracy, lesbian, queen, british royal family, queen of england, power struggle, lgbt, member of parliament, abuse of power, manipulative behavior, love triangle ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Professor Marston & the Wonder Women (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The unconventional life of Dr. William Marston, the Harvard psychologist and inventor who helped invent the modern lie detector test and created Wonder Woman in 1941.
Plot: polyamory, lesbian, bdsm, sexual perversion, censorship, mother daughter relationship, harvard, friend, biplane, promise, world war two, drink ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947, year 1941, year 1985, year 1972 ...
Place: greenwich village manhattan new york city, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 24K
The Wife (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Sweden, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, lyrical, twists and turns
Plot: novelist, professor, extramarital affair, infidelity, wife husband relationship, nobel prize, marriage, revelation, father son relationship, adulterous husband, sexism, aspiring writer ...
Time: 1990s, 1960s, 1950s, year 1960, year 1968 ...
Place: stockholm sweden, connecticut, manhattan new york city, scandinavia, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Last of Robin Hood (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Errol Flynn, the swashbuckling Hollywood star and notorious ladies man, flouted convention all his life, but never more brazenly than in his last years when, swimming in vodka and unwilling to face his mortality, he undertook a liaison with an ...
Style: serious, sexual, gloomy, disturbing, touching ...
Plot: womanizer, movie star, sexual abuse, youth, love affair, teenage life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, actor's life, generosity, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1958, year 1960, year 1959 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, new york, vancouver british columbia canada, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Children of the Century (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: True tale of the tumultuous love affair between two French literary icons of the 19th Century, novelist George Sand and poet Alfred de Musset. But their affair falls apart during an excursion to Venice, Italy where Musset is distracted by drugs and ...
Style: sexual, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: feminism, infidelity, destructive relationship, romance, couple relations, writer's life, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, love affair, couples, gender bending, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1830s
Place: italy, france, europe, venice, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 579
Another Way (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Hungary
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Political and sexual repression in Hungary, just after the revolution of 1956. In 1958, the body of Eva Szalanczky, a political journalist, is discovered near the border. Her friend Livia is in hospital with a broken neck; Livia's husband, ...
Style: captivating, realistic, emotional, sincere, serious
Plot: infidelity, hospital, politics, lesbian relationship, couples, revolution, tragic love, moral dilemma, anti war, society, journalism, romance ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: europe, hungary, budapest
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Quiet Passion (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Belgium, USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist.
Plot: poet, recluse, cruelty, father daughter relationship, apology, tea, friendship, dying, marriage, cross, camera, photographer ...
Time: 19th century
Place: massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The King's Speech (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit ...
Style: uplifting, serious, sincere, realistic, talky ...
Plot: royal family, friendship, queen, radio, historical character, british history, state affairs, disability, treatment, destiny, speech, against the odds ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, pre world war two, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: england, britain, buckingham palace, europe, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Stephen Frears directs this biographical drama focusing on controversial British playwright Joe Orton, revealed in flashback after his murder by lover Kenneth Halliwell. Born in 1933 in Leicester, in the English Midlands, John 'Joe' Orton ...
Style: witty, tense, realistic, gloomy, clever ...
Plot: murder, playwright, gay, deadly, unsuccessful, prodigy, rebelliousness, gender, tragic love, love and romance, gays and lesbians, writer's life ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964, year 1967 ...
Place: england, europe, brighton, morocco, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.3
 49K
Woman in Gold (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II, she believes rightfully belongs to her family. She did so not just to regain ...
Style: captivating, realistic, based on true events, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, legal action, injustice, justice, stolen painting, art, flashback, old woman, famous painting, adventure, courtroom drama, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: austria, pasadena california, washington d.c., california, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 2K
Violette (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Born out of wedlock early in the last century, Violette Leduc meets Simone de Beauvoir in postwar Saint-Germain-des-Près. An intense lifelong relationship develops between the two women authors, based on Violette's quest for freedom through ...
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, serious
Plot: friendship, friends, feminism, gender, society, artists and showbiz, writer's life, lesbian relationship, cigarette smoking, money, promise, flashback ...
Time: 20th century, year 1972, year 1964, 1960s, 1940s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 36K
Lovelace (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.
Style: sexual, serious, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, porn actress, porn star, redemption, porn, artists and showbiz, exploit, life is a bitch, lifestyle, actor's life, innocence lost, filmmaking ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1970, year 2002
Place: usa, florida, malibu california, new jersey, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
 2K
Van Gogh (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 158 min.
Story: In late spring, 1890, Vincent moves to Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris, under the care of Dr. Gachet, living in a humble inn. Fewer than 70 days later, Vincent dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. We see Vincent at work, painting landscapes and ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, artists and showbiz, down on your luck, social misfits, love and romance, celebrity culture, siblings relations, unfulfillment, mental illness, lifestyle, human nature, mentally unstable ...
Time: 1890s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The behind the scenes story of the life of A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son Christopher Robin.
Style: factual, melancholic, thought provoking, cynical
Plot: father son relationship, husband wife relationship, fame, children's book, childhood, maggot, marital problem, playwright, nanny, teddy bear, game playing, little boy ...
Time: post world war one, year 1941
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.7
 97K
Frost/Nixon (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: For three years after being forced from office, Nixon remained silent. But in summer 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate ...
Style: tense, talky, clever, realistic, serious ...
Plot: reporter, journalism, journalist, president, politics, loneliness, politician, tv show, scandal, lie, worn out, encounter ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977, year 1974
Place: california, usa, manhattan new york city, sydney australia, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Glass Castle (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A young girl is raised in a dysfunctional family constantly on the run from the FBI. Living in poverty, she comes of age guided by her drunkard, ingenious father who distracts her with magical stories to keep her mind off the family's dire ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, father daughter relationship, reading aloud, inheritance, river, sunset, underwater scene, fight, older man younger woman relationship, black american, church, bed ...
Time: year 1964, year 1989
Place: west virginia, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 20K
Factory Girl (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the mid-1960s, wealthy debutant Edie Sedgwick meets artist Andy Warhol. She joins Warhol's famous Factory and becomes his muse. Although she seems to have it all, Edie cannot have the love she craves from Andy, and she has an affair with a ...
Style: serious, factual, melancholic, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: artist, addiction, singer, rise and fall, fashion, socialite, fame, photographer, actor's life, love, art, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1971, year 1970 ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, arc de triomphe paris ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 6.2
 1K
Valentino (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In 1926 the tragic and untimely death of a silent screen actor caused female moviegoers to riot in the streets and in some cases to commit suicide...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, movie star, gays and lesbians, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, rise and fall, showbiz, actor's life, prison, ambition ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1910s, year 1919
Place: california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Marie Antoinette (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, France, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and ultimately the fall of Versailles.
Style: realistic, factual, colourful, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: queen, royal family, historical character, royal court, princess, french, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, french revolution, politics, siblings relations, rite ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, versailles, austria, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Made in Dagenham (2010)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.
Style: touching, clever, realistic, uplifting, semi serious ...
Plot: discrimination, working class, protest, injustice, factory, sewing machine, gender, workplace, rebellion, idealism, revolution, fighting the system ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1970, year 1968 ...
Place: england, europe, michigan, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Final Portrait (2017)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti.
Style: neurotic, based on true events
Plot: painter, swiss, sculptor, misery, posing, doubt, knocking on a door, suicidal thoughts, art gallery, ends with narration, art exhibition, deadline ...
Time: 1960s, year 1964
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Better Angels (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At an isolated log cabin in the harsh wilderness of Indiana circa 1817, the rhythms of love, tragedy, and the daily hardships of life on the developing frontier shaped one of our nation’s greatest heroes: Abraham Lincoln. Abe is a thoughtful and ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: wilderness, education, illness, society, americana, sleeping, garden, classroom, climbing a tree, corn, u.s. president, reading aloud ...
Time: 19th century
Place: indiana, usa, kentucky, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 7.2
 14K
Marshall (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, battles through one of his career-defining cases.
Plot: lawyer, trial, racism, investigation, kidnapping, jewish, court, reading a newspaper, custody, african american protagonist, courtroom drama, juror ...
Time: 1940s, year 1967, year 1954
Place: manhattan new york city, mississippi, grand central station manhattan new york city, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.2
 15K
Tulip Fever (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An artist falls for a married young woman while he's commissioned to paint her portrait. The two invest in the risky tulip market in hopes to build a future together.
Style: suspense, touching, rough, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: unfaithful wife, doctor, promise, trust, adultery, portrait, female protagonist, secret, marriage, money, painter, little girl ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: amsterdam, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Mary Stuart attempts to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, only to find herself condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.
Style: serious, realistic, bad ending, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: royal family, rivalry, royal court, cousin cousin relationship, betrayal, political unrest, state affairs, queen elizabeth i, queen, female protagonist, protestant, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 107K
The Post (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events.
Style: based on true events, thought provoking, exciting, factual, disturbing ...
Plot: journalism, vietnam war, politics, cover up, truth, lie, expose, wartime, national security, journalist, newspaper story, husband wife relationship ...
Time: year 1949, year 1965, 20th century, year 1966, year 1971
Place: washington d.c., vietnam, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 4K
LBJ (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson from his young days in West Texas to the White House.
Plot: letter, black american, tv news, american south, u.s. president, dream, urination, american flag, election, politics, reading a newspaper, newspaper ...
Time: year 1961, year 1963, year 1960, year 1964, year 1968 ...
Place: dallas texas, wyoming, georgia, texas, west virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
 28K
Goya's Ghosts (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, factual, intense, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, life is a bitch, french, rape, period piece, prison, arrest, society, model, confession, father daughter relationship, wound ...
Time: 18th century, 1800s, 19th century
Place: spain, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.9
 60K
My Left Foot (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds, he is mistakenly believed to be ...
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: irish, disability, poet, human spirit, artist, courage, working class, painting, cerebral palsy, hopes, writer's life, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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